Use + in your Gmail address for easy label and search

When you send an email to a Gmail address, Google’s email system will disregard anything you put after a “+”. For example, emails send to will be sent to There is no need to create another email account.

This feature is handy for labelling and tagging purpose. For example you can use the email address for subscribing to newsletters. You can then label “davidwest+mailing” to easily group and find newsletter emails.

In addition to “+” plus symbol, Gmail also ignore any period in an email address. Thus emails send to “” and “” will all be sent to “”.